David (Dadi) Perlmutter is executive vice president, general manager of the Intel Architecture Group (IAG) and chief product officer of Intel Corporation. He is responsible for Intel's platform solutions for all computing segments including datacenters, desktops, laptops, handhelds, embedded devices, and consumer electronics.
Prior to his current role, Perlmutter was senior vice president and general manager of the Mobility Group, where he drove the creation of Intel's latest mobile products from the high-performance Intel® Core™ processor family to the low-power Intel® Atom™ processor family which enabled the netbook segment and allowed Intel to enter the ultra-low power handheld market. As vice president and general manager of the Mobile Platforms Group, he developed the first Intel® Centrino® brand processor technology, which grew the mobile business and became the foundation for all future mobile products. Previously, Perlmutter was vice president, Microprocessor Products Group, and general manager, Basic Microprocessor Division as well as the manager of the Intel Israel Development Center in Haifa, where he led the development of the Intel® Extended Temperature Pentium® processor with MMX™ technology and its mobile versions as well as other products. Perlmutter also led the development teams that designed the Intel® i387™ math coprocessor and the Intel® i860™ XP RISC processor that defined the initial direction for the Pentium processor microarchitecture. As general manager of the Microprocessor Division, he was responsible for the design, development and marketing of the Intel® Pentium® Pro and the Intel® Pentium® II processors.
Perlmutter joined Intel in 1980 after graduating from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. He holds patents on branch target buffers and multiprocessing cache coherency protocols. Perlmutter received an award for innovation in industrial development from the Israeli president in 1987 for the development of the i387 math coprocessor. Perlmutter was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions to the mobile personal computer industry.